INSPIRED by the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, Woodstock residents are strutting their stuff at a weekly tea dance.
PEOPLE will be given an insight into Bicester’s fascinating history when a major exhibition opens.
GOVERNMENT inspectors said a previously failing Cowley primary school deserves “great credit” for turning itself around.
A FOOD festival is to be launched in Wallingford in a bid to attract more tourists.
MARC EVANS finds delights for his eyes and his belly on a trip to London, plus a hotel with a difference.
Former Rascal Miles Kane has emerged from the shadows, and, says Tim Hughes, is out to prove he’s a natural frontman.
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (12A).
Starting on Sunday, the Oxford Mail and Phoenix Picturehouse are once again staging their annual film festival, which this year will be presenting the greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock.
POOR old Peter Doherty has had a bad press.
I GOT you babe! Ah, UB40. There are few people who grew up in the 80s who don’t have a soft spot for these Brit ska popsters (or so I’m told, cough!).
Matthew Bourne is the most famous choreographer of his time, and his name alone sells out his ballet tours. But if you thought the all-male Swan Lake was controversial, try his interpretation of Cinderella – set in the Blitz. Katherine MACAlister gets to the bottom of this inspirational man of dance.
THE Ashmolean Museum is no stranger to treasures.
RACHAEL O’CONNOR samples the splendour of Roppongi in Oxford’s George Street.
KATHERINE MACALISTER rues the day she decided to eat out with the groovy people at Oxford’s Jam Factory.
11.03: Rapid George 2, PRIMO TAO, Dysert Ishma, Abelia, Meenala Harry, Squashedtomatoes 3.
A £900,000 Witney community hall hit by a dispute with contractors will finally open after town councillors said they sacked the builders and changed the locks.
AFTER almost two weeks of live music, Witney Music Festival has come to an end.
BEST mates Robbie Kerr and Ben Cross will be leaving their friendship at the start line in this year’s Town and Gown race, as they go head to head to reach the winning tape first.
A DIRECTOR at Blackwell’s book sellers who loved Charlbury and immersed himself in its life and culture has died.
A FORMER station commander of RAF Brize Norton has died, aged 87.
A SERVICE which helps Oxford’s most vulnerable people was closed for 24 hours so staff could go on an away day at a four-star hotel and take a boat trip down the Thames.
OXFORD Saints crashed to a 26-0 reverse at the hands of BAFA Community League title favourites Leicester Falcons.
WANTAGE is brimming with vitality after seeing more than £1m invested in pubs and bars.
Oxford C took a huge step towards reaching the next round of the Inter-Area Knockout Cup after beating Portsmouth 4-1 in their first-leg clash, writes PETE EWINS.
OFFICE workers in Abingdon got a shock after a great tit decided to nest and lay eggs in their cigarette bin.
Former winners Banbury Central A crashed to a shock 73-60 defeat against Woodstock in the Oxford & District League Cup second round.
A MAN accused of raping a student at the John Radcliffe Hospital was found sleeping in an air vent the night before.
SHAW GIBBS OXFORDSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE
A WOMAN who claimed her promotion at Oxford University was hampered after she sued for sexual discrimination has lost her legal battle against the institution and one of its professors.
THE MATATDORS claimed their first Littlemore Tens title in four attempts after defeating holders Bootleggers.
JULIE Hillman posted her first winner with victory aboard Moscow Court in an incident-packed contest at the Warwickshire Hunt meeting at Ashorne, near Warwick, writes RUSSELL SMITH.
A FORMER Marine who took two loaded shotguns to a railway line to commit suicide accidentally shot himself in the hand.
A TV show including model Katie Price has been criticised for holding a seance in a Great Tew church.
OXFORDSHIRE champion Katherine O’Connor heads their squad for Midlands South County Match Week at The Worcestershire in June.
WATER levels in Oxfordshire are fine despite one of the driest Aprils on record.
Mid Oxon Schools will take on Dacorum in the ESFA Under 15 Trophy final at Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium on Thursday, May 19 (6.30pm).
Few chairman have trod a rockier road to power than MP Sports Cherwell League chief Clive Ricks.
A GROUP of singing students from Oxford were delighted to get three passes through to the next round of ITV’s show Britain’s Got Talent.
COLIN BLAKE was obviously a disturbed man.
TEAM Oxfordshire finished an encouraging third at the inaugural National Junior League meeting in Ware, Hertfordshire.
STUDLEY Wood’s Dusan Gavrilovic makes his tour debut in the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Northants County next week.
EIGHT different clubs are represented in my Oxford Mail team of the season, with Chinnor providing four starters.
What do you think when someone constantly complains about other people?
OXFORD City Council said it will have to rely on residents spying on students to stop a parking free-for-all in parts of the city.
I wish to clarify a few points in response to your recent article ‘Costly car share scheme hasn’t delivered’ (Oxford Mail, April 18).
ABINGDON’S proposed new shopping precinct plans do not appear to be user-friendly. As I understand it, there will be no cover over the walkways, and the library and health centre may not be on the ground floors.
SPRINTER Lois Wak-nell cemented her position as the leading under 15 in the United Kingdom when helping Rad-ley to victory in the opening match of the Southern Women’s League Premier Division at Horspath Road.
THERE were some encouraging signs as Radley B began their Southern League Division 1 campaign at Horspath.
Tory Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member Ian Hudspeth seemed to have changed allegiance recently.